FBI warns against charging phones from public stations

 - International - Apr 16 2023 SHARE ON:
FBI warns against charging phones from public stations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has re-issued warnings against using public charging ports in places such as airports, malls and hotels due to malware threats. 

‘Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices’ the FBI Denver posted to Twitter.

The FBI went on to urge the public to carry their own respective charger and USB Cord or to use an electrical outlet instead. This practice of hacking through such public charging ports was termed ‘juice jacking’, and it is not the first time it has been warned against. 

The term was coined back in 2011 after researchers created a charging station to show the potential for hacking at kiosks. The FBI released similar warnings in 2021. 

It is actually not clear how common this threat is but it has been suggested that access to a person’s phone through juice jacking can leave personal data vulnerable. 


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A man was rushed to hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg

 - Local - Apr 15 2023 SHARE ON:

Today, the Police were informed by the Health Authorities that a man was admitted to the Gozo General Hospital after suffering some injuries caused by a firearm.

From the preliminary investigation that was carried out, it emerged that the incident took place inside a shooting range located in Trejqa Ta’ Xurdin, Nadur, Gozo at around 1330hrs.

The 41-year-old man, from Gharb, was injured after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

The man was helped by another person who was present at the time, and who took him the hospital, where later he was certified to have suffered serious injuries.

Police investigations are still ongoing.


A man is at risk of losing his life after being hit by a car in Coast Road accident

 - Local - Apr 15 2023 SHARE ON:

A traffic accident occurred in the Coast Road, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, today at approximately 3:30 PM. 

The police were immediately informed and quickly arrived at the scene. 

According to a preliminary information, a man was hit by a BMW type vehicle driven by a 22-year-old resident of Mosta. 

A police press release said that the identity of the victim is still unknown.

Upon arrival, the police called a medical team to the scene.

An ambulance transported the victim to Mater Dei Hospital to receive the necessary treatment.

The victim’s injuries were later certified as serious, and is at risk of losing his life.

Police Magistrate Dr. Noel Bartolo LL.D was informed of the case and ordered an inquiry.

The police are currently investigating the incident and have not yet released any further information.


Blood donation activity kick starts Ħamrun Spartans Premier League title celebrations

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Blood donation activity kick starts Ħamrun Spartans Premier League title celebrations

Ħamrun Spartans kickstarted their ninth Premier League title celebrations earlier today with a blood donation activity, which saw multiple team staff members and supporters donate blood.


With this initiative the Ħamrun Spartans club wishes to inspire more people to donate blood.

This Premier League title is the second league title in three years for the club under the helm of President Joseph Portelli.

The celebrations will reach their pinnacle on Saturday 22nd April, when the Spartans play their last game of the season against Gudja. At the end of the match, they will be presented with the league trophy and huge celebrations will take place before, during, and after the final match, as communicated by club officials.


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